Attention all Dogs...Enjoy a Magnificent View of Kamloops at Kenna Cartwright Park!
Dogs, if your owner is into hiking and mountain biking they would love this place. But more importantly it is a great place to take your owner for a walk. Kenna Cartwright Nature Park (est. 1996) encompasses almost 800 hectacres of Mount Dufferin, making it the largest municipal park in the province. Named in honour of Kenna Cartwright, former Councillor and Mayor of Kamloops and long time supporter of parkland preservation, there are over 40 kilometers of gentle nature trails meandering through the park. Trail difficulty ratings are indicated on the park map and at trail junctions. Be sure to stay on the designated trails in order to protect the delicate grassland vegetation like sagebrush, prickly pear cactus, and blue bunch wheat grass.
A great place to start is Dufferin - the highest point in the park at the Telus tower. To get there just follow the tower trail to the top where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Kamloops. Being an “Off-Leash Park”, you will no doubt encounter plenty of your four-legged friends out for a jaunt with their two-legged friends. You are asked to please ensure they clean up after you with the bags provided at the park entrances.
HOW TO GET THERE – To get there, take the 366 Copperhead exit from Hwy #1 west, turn left and just up a few hundred meters up you will see a large sign with the park’s name on it. The park hours are from dawn till dusk year round. For more information click on the following link: http://www.kamloops.ca/parks/kenna.shtml